The Senator’s Wife
Release Date: May 23, 2023
Genre: domestic thriller, psychological thriller, suspense, women's fiction
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A D.C. philanthropist suspects that her seemingly perfect employee is secretly plotting to steal her husband, her reputation—even her life—in this seductive novel of psychological suspense from the internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish.
In this town, anyone is replaceable. . . .
After a tragic chain of events led to the deaths of their spouses two years ago, D.C. philanthropist Sloane Chase and Senator Whit Montgomery are finally starting to move on. The horrifying ordeal drew them together, and now they're ready to settle down again—with each other.
As Sloane returns to the world of White House dinners and political small talk, this time with her new husband, she's also preparing for an upcoming hip replacement—the latest reminder of the lupus diagnosis she's managed since her twenties. With both of their hectic schedules, they decide that hiring a home health aide will give Sloane the support and independence she needs post-surgery. And they find the perfect fit in Athena Karras.
Seemingly a godsend, Athena tends to Sloane, and even helps her run her charitable foundation. But Sloane slowly begins to deteriorate—a complication, Athena explains, of Sloane's lupus. As weeks go by, Sloane becomes sicker, and her uncertainty quickly turns to paranoia as she begins to suspect the worst. Why is Athena asking her so many probing questions about her foundation—about her past? And could Sloane be imagining the sultry looks between Athena and her new husband?
Riveting, fast-paced, and full of unbelievable twists, The Senator's Wife is a psychological thriller that upends the private homes of those who walk the halls of power. Because when you have everything, you have everything to lose.
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“Anyone who still misses watching Kerry Washington in Scandal won’t want to miss Constantine’s The Senator’s Wife, a delicious concoction of political intrigue, medical mystery and psychological suspense. The titular senator’s wife, D.C. philanthropist Sloane Chase, becomes convinced that the in-home nurse her husband hired to assist after hip surgery is trying to steal her life. Be prepared: You’ll be tempted to finish this one in a single sitting.”
“Backstabbing, gaslighting and double-crossing—The Senator's Wife has all you want in a thriller and all that you fear to be true about Washington.”
- The Washington Post
“Readers have come to expect a few things from a Liv Constantine novel: women behaving badly, juicy details about the upper class, and lots and lots of twists. …you may think you know where this story is headed, but you won’t be able to guess what’s really going on.”
“A blockbuster! The Senator’s Wife is psychological suspense at its very best! Constantine is known for taking us deep into the hearts of her utterly believable characters, from the modest to the powerful, and this novel is no exception. Combine that compelling cast with a nonstop plot that resembles nothing so much as a roller coaster with switchbacks (if there is such a thing) and, presto: you have a one-sitting read. (Though, let me warn you, don’t go so quickly; you miss the author’s unique and arresting literary voice.) Brava!”
- Jeffery Deaver, #1 internationally bestselling author
“This perfect storm of perfidy swirls to a shocking climax…Constantine reliably delivers what her fans expect.”
- Publishers Weekly
“A domestic thriller set among the Washington, D.C., in crowd starts with a bang...the reveal scene was
- Kirkus Reviews
“It's like The Hand That Rocks the Cradle meets The West Wing: a high-stakes paranoia thriller, slippery as a politician's handshake, that's both sophisticated and irrepressibly fun. And if you look away from the pages, it'll only be to see whether a certain home aide is lurking behind you -- that's how intense Athena is.”
- A.J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
“A thrilling new story from Liv Constantine set in the dark heart of Washington DC, The Senator’s Wife is full of grit, grift, and tons of insider secrets. Insidiously clever and utterly mesmerizing.”
- J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of It's One of Us
“As a self-proclaimed thriller connoisseur, I pride myself on staying one step ahead, but never am I more delighted to have the rug pulled out from underneath me than when Liv Constantine is the one yanking it. A deadly cocktail of medical mystery, family drama, and psychological suspense. I'll admit, The Senator's Wife really got me.”
- Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network
“Liv Constantine's The Senator's Wife is filled with secrets and switchbacks, cleverly concealing its best surprises for the final pages.”
- Peter Swanson, New York Times bestselling author of The Kind Worth Killing
“The Senator's Wife is another twisty triumph for bestseller Liv Constantine. I devoured this thoroughly entertaining, well-crafted thriller. If you loved The Last Mrs. Parrish, you'll want to pick up this book.”
- Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times bestselling author of Gone Tonight
“The Senator’s Wife is a scandalous tale by the masters of suspense. I was unable to put it down until I knew how it was going to end – because I couldn’t possibly have guessed.”
- Sandie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman
“The Senator's Wife succeeds in being both an intimate story about loss and betrayal and a high-stakes, propulsive thriller that leaves readers breathless as the characters' colliding secrets and agendas unfold.”
- Nina Sadowsky, author of Privacy and The Burial Society